Thanks for your reply. I've resolved the issue. It turns out that my Liteon
was set to CABLE SELECT and thus somehow it was affecting the Pioneer
(Pioneer was at the end of the the IDE cable, whilst the Liteon was connected
to the middle of the IDE cable) 'discovery' in Vista (although in Win XP it
was fine). I changed this to SLAVE and it works ok, both drives now show up
> On Fri, 22 Sep 2006 23:42:01 -0700, AC - 2006 <AC -
> email@example.com> wrote:
> >Just wondering whether anyone has experience issue with DVD writer
> >disappearing from Vista RC1 after rebooting. I have a Pioneer 111D installed
> >with a Liteon CD/DVD combo. When I restart my PC, either from a cold or warm
> >reboot, Vista can see my Liteon drive but not by Pioneer DVD writer. However,
> >If I go into DEVICE MANAGER and perform a SCAN FOR NEW HARDWARE, the Pioneer
> >DVD writer appears and seems to be working well. However, I have to perform
> >this action everytime I reboot my PC (that is, the Pioneer DVD writer does
> >not want to 'stick'). How can this be resolved?
> >Thanks in advance
> I have the same drive (that replaced an older pioneer model) and I
> experience no issue.
> I think the lite-on or the IDE controller driver is the problem.